When One Is A Majority

footprints in the sand

One man of you puts to flight a thousand, since it is the Lord your God who fights for you, just as he promised you.  (Joshua 23:10)

Throughout my years in working with the students, I would often tell them, “With God on your side you are always the winning team!” Make no mistake, one IS a majority when God is with you . . . just as He promised you!

Regardless of the obstacles you may be facing today—perhaps even a thousand standing in opposition to you—with God on your side fighting for you, the battle is already won and the victory is assured. You have all you need to climb “the hill Difficulty,” as Bunyan called it, because you have the Lord your God.

God is in the business of establishing “one-man” ministry; He spends no time counting heads.

  • God called Abraham to found a nation
  • God called Moses to free a nation
  • God called Jonah to warn a nation
  • God called Esther to save a nation

I’d like to encourage you to prayerfully consider what the Lord your God is calling you to do for His glory. Where in your life right now is God calling you to step out in faith and trust in Him, especially when you simply cannot trace Him? To be sure, King Saul slew his thousands, but the shepherd boy David slew his tens of thousands, because the Lord was fighting for him every step of the way . . . just as He promised.

The unbelieving world thought it had won a great victory on that Good Friday, as Jesus of Nazareth hung on the cross and darkness covered the land. But three days later, a dead man got up and walked out of His grave. Jesus overcame sin, Satan, and death. And the same power that raised Jesus from death to life is the same power that resides in you (Ephesians 1:19-20)! It may appear that the world is poised for a great victory by driving you into the ashes of defeat—personally, professionally, relationally. And that awful outcome would most likely be true if not for the One who fights for you . . . just as He promised you!

When is one a majority? When that one is trusting in THE One who has promised to fight for you and give you the victory.

This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!


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